Over the years by the virtue of its style, durability and innumerable designs Granite Kitchen Sinks have proved to be a worthy and useful alternative to its stainless steel variant. Requiring little care and maintenance, these sinks has proved to be a most cost effective alternative option as well.
The Pros And Cons
When you want to make a selection it is paramount that you not only know the merits of the product but also know about the demerits of it. However, in the case of Granite Kitchen Sinks it seems that the pros of it sink the inherent cons of it to make it a better alternative to stainless steel sinks. Here are some of the pros of granite sinks that are:
- Non-porous and therefore stain resistant
- Scratch and chip resistant
- Heat Resistant up to 536° F
- Easy to Clean
- Durable and
- Available in a wide range of styles, shapes, sizes and colors.
The Comparison Factors
When you compare the Granite Kitchen Sinks with the quartz composite variant you will see that both are identical as both consist natural stone that is grounded and mixed well with acrylic resin. On the other hand when you compare these with the stainless steel sinks you will notice polar difference between the two. Granite is less prone to damage, makes less noise but the stainless steel sinks are less expensive than the granite sinks and are easy to maintain. What you will not get in stainless steel sinks is the wide range of color option and durability that the granite sinks will provide.
Natural Or Composite Granite
Ideally, you can choose between natural and composite Granite Kitchen Sinks. Both have its signature merits and demerits that you should know as well.
- The pros of natural granite include:
- Durable and long lasting
- Hardwearing and sturdy
- Unique pieces
- Heat, scratch and stain resistant
- Provide seamless appearance
- Can be carved, chiseled, smooth and sculpted
The demerits are:
- Expensive as per the stone
- Very heavy
- More installation costs
- Needs more support systems
- Needs annual sealing and
- May chip
Pros of composite granite:
- Heat resistant
- No fading of color
- Resists acid, scratching, chipping, staining and water spots
- Plenty of color options
- Long life
- Require extra support
- Require regular maintenance to prevent dullness from waterborne minerals
Care And Maintenance
Like every product the Granite Kitchen Sinks will also require some cleaning, caring and maintenance on a regular basis. This is not a tedious task and does not require much time when you follow the rule of thumb and the proper process. To keep it hygienic and long lasting use proper cleaning agent, brush the sink with a nylon brush and wash it off with water.
If there are any stains on the sink then you should use a soft scrub and dishwasher soap to clean it. You can also use mild bleaching agents or white vinegar for this purpose. Do not use any strong cleaning agent or that has or that has alkalis like caustic soda and ammonia. Wipe it dry with soft cloth.